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2023 Conservation Biology Students

There are about 786 students enrolled in Conservation Biology in the USA.

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College often can be an exceedingly constructive adventure in one's life; it's an opportunity for individual progress and development. Undergraduates try to discover what they are capable of and cultivate many of the crucial skills to become a successful adult. But growth isn't confined to a classroom - the campus dialogue, the funny story gained from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different vantage point. Therefore, attending a diverse college vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent in college.

Conservation Biology is in the bottom 10% of subjects for racial diversity*. 82% of the US' Conservation Biology majors are white students, followed by latino students (7%), students of other races**(7%), and asian students (2%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Seattle University located in Seattle, WA.

Second, Conservation Biology significatly skews female, with 60% of students majoring in Conservation Biology identifying as women. Thiel College in Greenville, PA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Unfortunately, Conservation Biology ranks in the bottom 38% of subjects economic diversity. 32% of its majors come from households with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 18% are from households with $75,000 to $110,000 annual incomes, and 19% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 yearly income. Lake Superior State University is the most economically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall WA is the most diverse state for Conservation Biology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Western Athletic Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 2%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 7%

  • White: 82%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 40%

  • Female: 60%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 19%

  • 30k - 48k: 13%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 18%

  • Over 110k: 32%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 51%

  • Out of State: 40%

  • International: 9%

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